Building upon nearly 50 years of airflow research toward the development of its PowerVac vacuum collection system for homeowners and turfcare professionals, The Grasshopper Company announced the introduction of its Model 8HT PowerVac collector on Jan. 23.

The improved design of the 8HT collector includes a hinged metal top with a spring-loaded metal latch that locks the top in place, allowing for easier removal and emptying of the twin 4-cubic-foot bags. Also new are tougher, reinforced mesh bags that are more resistant to ripping and tearing.

Combined with the powerful deck-driven Quik-D-Tatch vac drive, the 8-cubic-foot-capacity collector makes a clean sweep through everything from thick spring grass, wet fall leaves, and even pine needles and other yard debris for a picture-perfect finish with every pass.

The 8HT collector is compatible with all Grasshopper mowers — including existing PowerVac collection systems — and is well suited for homeowners and landscape contractors maintaining small- to medium-acreage properties.

To learn more about the Model 8HT and the complete PowerVac collection system for Grasshopper mowers, visit To learn more about the complete line of Grasshopper zero-turn mowers and implements that make mowing and grounds maintenance more productive and profitable, visit

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